News & Gossip – Week of 09/13/10

News & Gossip

The above flyer regarding WaWa is being circulated around town.  Not sure who came up with it, but it was emailed to me.  I would assume if this is true, the WaWa that currently exists would move. Most of the parcel of land falls within the Borough of Conshohocken. It is on the schedule for the Borough Council meeting tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m.

Christy and Jerome Robinson, owners of Daily Grind in Conshohocken, will appear on HGTV’s My First Place on September 23rd at 8:00 p.m.

Due to the busy fall season for farmers and the lack of support thus far for Saturday Farmers Market, there will not be another one this season.  The farmer did not make enough money to justify his coming back for a second day.  Fridays will continue as normal from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  What happens next year is being worked on now.

Stephanie Haas of Mission Fitness in Conshohocken will be filming with NBC10’s, and Conshohocken resident, Jillian Mele, one minute fitness tips that will air during October.  The tips will be geared to working out at home.

Conshohocken is doing its part to welcome home troops from overseas.

Three girls had a blast in Conshy.

The Borough of Conshohocken has three RFP’s out.  One is for a roof on the Verizon Building, the second involves a parking lot at Spring Mill and Harry Streets and the third involves Borough Hall and the Police Station. sold two homes this month in Conshohocken, 331 E 11th Avenue and 621 Hallowell.

Restaurant/Bar News

Last week I mentioned that Isabella is opening on Elm Street in late September.  It has been pushed back a bit to early October, but they are having an Invitation Only soft opening in late September.  I received a more expansive description of what they will be offering.  Isabella will feature great wine, craft beers, incredible Spanish-inspired small plates and Neapolitan speciality pizzas (baked in an outdoor wood burning oven).  The menu will emphasize organic, fresh + locally sourced ingredients.  The chef is Michael Cappon who was previously the Director of Culinary Operations at Marathon and at El Vez.

Blackfish is back open for lunch Tuesday-Friday from 11.30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

I have been getting emails from a few restaurants regarding dining for kids…you know…kids eat free…that kinda thing.  So I made a special page for “Dining with Kids“.

College and pro football are now in full swing.  Almost all of the bars and restaurants are offering specials.  I made a special page just for that as well.

I spoke to the owner of El Limon last week for the first time.  The taqueria is slated to open next week.

The owner of Keystone Pizza in West Conshohocken is a guy named Spiro who use to own Phoebe’s BBQ on South Street.  He reports that he is getting busier every week and the coaching staff from Nova have come in several times.  He eventually plans to introduce a limited BBQ menu to the existing menu of pizza and sandwiches.

Jimmy John’s is doing well and their experiment of staying open past 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday has proven successful.  You can even get delivery on those days till 2:30 a.m.

Two members of the Hooters enjoyed dinner at Gypsy Saloon on Friday night.

Quay Sipping Vodka will be conducting tastings at Gypsy Saloon on Monday, September 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Spamps on September 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Snack of the Week

The Dave Roberts Weatherman Mix from Edwards-Freeman Nut Company contains raisins, roasted no salt almonds, raw shelled pumpkinseeds, roasted no salt sunflower seeds, and roasted and salted whole cashews.  $6.99 a pound.

New to the Conshy Gallery

I had to work on Saturday, so I was unable to attend Fun Fest and take photos.  However, my buddy Liam did it for me.  But now he is out of town for a couple days.  So Fun Fest photos are coming later in the week.

Shameless Plug

I do event planning and decor (management, entertainment, lighting, stages, drape, props, etc).   This past weekend I coordinated a private party for 120 that involved a cocktail hour, scavenger hunt in 12 limos, dinner, live entertainment and a fully sanctioned professional boxing bout.  If you need help with an event or full management/production contact me at

Events & Happenings

Click our Daily Specials Board to see all the specials around town.

Special of the Week – Get unWINEd $5.00 Glass House Wine and $10.00 Off Any Bottle on Thursdays.

Check-out the Conshy Calendar to find our where you can see live music, play Quizzo, or attend other special events.

Edwards-Feeeman Nut Company, Ryah Yoga,, Totaro’s and are happy to announce that we are holding a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Fall Festival will be held at Freeman’s Corner (where Elm and Hector meet).  There will be pumpkin painting and scarecrow making contests, plus Totaro’s will be grilling, Whole Foods has donated beverages, Ty Smith will be playing guitar and we will have some fun games from Beanie Bounce.  For the Pumpkin Painting we will have everything on-site, but for the Scarecrow Making you need to bring a pair of old jeans and a long sleeved shirt (we will provide the twine, hay and head).  Tell us you are coming here!

Totaro’s will be holding an outdoor yard sale on September 26th from noon to 6:00 p.m.  A portion of the proceeds being donated to Wissahickon Hospice and a raffle will be held with all of its proceeds being donated.  Items for the raffle include gym passes, restaurant gift certificates, and a Bucci Jewelers gift certificate, among other prizes!  Happy Hour is from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will include $2 domestic beer, $3 drafts, $5 well liquor and wine, and a half price bar menu!   Wissahickon Hospice provides care and compassion for patients and their families while battling severe, terminal illnesses in our area.

Mission Fitness is hosting “After Summer Detox” workshop presented by Christa Smedile, RD, LDN, a Holistic Health Counselor on Tuesday, September 28th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Christa will discuss how to lose weight and detoxify your body in a safe and healthy manner. Price is $15.00 per person and you can pay at the door.  RSVP by September 21st to Christa at 484-431-4173. Space is limited.

M Bar is holding a benefit Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for someone battling Leukemia. $40 covers beer, wine and food.

Boccin’ 4 Boobies (B4B) is being held on October 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Conshohocken Bocce Club. The Bocce Tournament is held to raise money for the Breast Cancer 3Day.   In addition to the tournament there is scrumptious food, a silent auction, raffles, music and drinks.

Jack and Brian Coll are hosting a History Night to benefit the Conshohocken Free Library on October 15th. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and a history program and slide show. The event will be held at ASTM headquarters in West Conshohocken. Tickets are $45.00.  For more info or to purchase tickets call Coll Custom Framing at (610) are very limited and can be bought here or the Library, and for those who can not get to either of those locations, The Tratorria Totaro will have tickets available as well. They are catering the event.

SS. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church will celebrate its 97th Annual Italian Festival in honor of its patrons Saints Cosmas and Damian from Thursday September 23, 2010 through Sunday September 26, 2010. The activities will occur on the parish grounds, which are located at 5th Avenue and Maple Street, in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.  The annual festival is comprised of a three day Triduum as well as Block Party and Carnival.  The Block Party and Carnival will be held on Sunday, September 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The feast will begin on Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM with the first of three Solemn Triduum Masses which conclude with the 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday. There will be Masses in honor of Saints Cosmas and Damian, the Parish patrons, on Sunday, September 26th, and the annual Street Procession and Healing Prayer Service will follow.

SS. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church is also celebrating its 100th anniversary with a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, October 23rd at 5:30 p.m. in the church hall.  You can eat in or take out.  The price is $9.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door.  Children under 12 are just $5.00.  Tickets will be available after masses held on October 9th and 16th.   The dinner includes bread, salad, spaghetti, meatballs, dessert, water and soda.

The Positive Pooch will be conducting a course for The Canine Good Citizen Test beginning on Wednesday September 15th at 7pm. It is a 3 week course which includes 2 weeks of practice followed by the test on the 3rd week. It is a good accomplishment you and your dog, especially if you may be interested in therapy work now or in the future. For more info about this test please visit my website at and click on Canine Good Citizen Test. The fee for the course is $85.00 and it includes the test. Sign up today… Class size will be limited.

Business News

A Conshohocken organization conducted an education study for the National Science Foundation.

Conshohocken’s NuPathe releases its second quarter report.